EU/Algeria Association Council: extracts from the joint press conference by Hugues Mingarelli, Mourad Medelci, and Dimitrij Rupel
Following the third EU/Algeria Association Council meeting, Hugues Mingarelli, Deputy Director General of RELEX.DDG2 Direction "European Neighbourhood Policy, Relations with Eastern Europe, the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia, the Middle East and the Southern Mediterranean", Mourad Medelci, Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Dimitrij Rupel, Slovenian Minister for Foreign Affairs, gave a joint press conference.
Ministers reviewed current cooperation, further deepening of the relations between EU and Algeria, and topical regional and international issues. Other issues were discussed too, such as the illegal immigration, the visas granting, and Algeria's access to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The Development of a strategic partnership on energy with Algeria was another topic as the EU, which relies on Russia for a quarter of its gas supplies, is seeking to diversify its sources of energy. SHOTLIST